Let Me Die - I Want Eternity

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Let Me Die – I Want Eternity In May Miller’s Poem “Death is not Master” the persona explains that death is not the master that will increase desperation, but it is a way to become eternally calm. Many poems on the topic of death explain how it is as powerful of a thing that fears the existence of human beings, but Miller’s persona death is used in such way to achieve eternal serenity. She explains death as something that can end all the worlds’ tears, desires and tension and transform the human memory into a sculpture which is unaware of tensions. Miller’s persona believes that by blocking death it will be unfair as it will be a barrier to the everlasting happiness and calmness that lies inside the grave. It is an elaboration of Christian beliefs of how death ends all worldly problems as an eternal life starts after the death. The eternal life of a human or corpse after death is same as that of ‘sculpture’ which shines at night and remains in one place free of all tensions and problems. As the life after death is full of calmness and happiness, so it must not be blocked and everyone must welcome it to gain the everlasting lasting life. Thus, conveying Miller’s idea of how the perspective death is not the master; instead, it is the slave of eternal life of serenity and calmness that lies ahead. So, no one should try to become a barrier by blocking the death. Repetition of ‘you’ six times and ‘I’ three times symbolizes the relationship between ‘I’ and ‘You’ who love each other
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